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Volunteer Receptionist


About Depaul

Depaul is a homeless charity providing accommodation and support through hostels and outreach services. Depaul believes that everyone should have a place to call home and a stake in their community. Our aim is to work with those who are socially excluded and marginalised by providing a quality led service in order to produce the best possible outcomes for those accessing our services. We work in partnership with central and local government, housing associations and other non-governmental organisations such as the society of St Vincent de Paul.

What's Involved

The role involves welcoming clients and visitors to the project, manning the reception, dealing with calls from the public, external agencies and staff as well as day to day office admin tasks.

For more information on what we do and the people we work with see Depaul Website

What's required for this position

Office admin/ reception tasks. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to interact wide a wide group of people. Ability to work on your own initiative or as part of a team is important. Flexible, creative and patient with a welcoming manner.

  • General Admin/ Office Support
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Dublin 8 - Nicholas Street

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Reimbursement of expenses
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Mental Health Difficulties

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Learn more about the homelessness sector in Dublin, gain admin experience and skills.

Getting there

Public Transport options available.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
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